Aiming at Virtue in Plato by Iakovos Vasiliou

By Iakovos Vasiliou

This research of Plato's ethics specializes in the concept that of advantage. in line with particular readings of the main fashionable Platonic dialogues on advantage, it argues that there's a relevant but formerly left out conceptual contrast in Plato among the assumption of advantage because the very best goal of one's activities and the choice of which action-tokens or -types are virtuous. Appreciating the 'aiming/determining contrast' offers designated and together constant readings of the main recognized Platonic dialogues on advantage in addition to unique interpretations of principal Platonic questions. in contrast to such a lot examinations of Plato's ethics, this learn doesn't take as its centrepiece the 'eudaimonist framework', which specializes in the connection among advantage and happiness. as an alternative, it argues that the dialogues themselves commence with the belief of the supremacy of advantage, learn how that declare may be defended, and handle how one can be sure what constitutes the virtuous action.

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